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TV critic Melissa Girimonte, also known as The Televixen, hosts Fem TV, an interview series featuring real stories of women working in the TV industry. Created to celebrate women in television, Fem TV aims to inspire, educate and entertain.
 
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Our 2021 ATX Television Festival coverage continues with this conversation featuring director, producer, writer, speaker and TV host, Fiona Dawson. Fiona took part in this year’s festival with a proof of concept for her docuseries, Now with Fiona. An Emmy nominee and award-winning director, Fiona reflects on her career so far, the panel and screeni…
 
Fem TV is celebrating 100 episodes with Mythic Quest's Jessie Ennis! In our conversation, we discuss Jessie's career, playing Jo on Mythic Quest, and how the collaborative nature behind the scenes has offered her so many opportunities to learn and grow. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Fac…
 
In a special Emmy For Your Consideration conversation, Lovecraft Country production designer, Kalina Ivanov, and costume designer, Dayna Pink, discuss their work on the acclaimed series. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube…
 
Sex/Life showrunner Stacy Rukeyser and star Margaret Odette join us to talk about the Netflix original series. In it, we touch the ways female sexuality and sexual agency are portrayed on Sex/Life, thoughts on “free the nipple,” and how intimacy coordinators on set have changed things for the better. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitch…
 
In this episode, we're joined by producer, writer and director Anja Marquardt. Best known for her critically acclaimed, award-winning indie film She’s Lost Control, Anja has recently ventured into episodic TV for the first time with Season 3 of The Girlfriend Experience. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Ema…
 
In our first episode from the 2021 ATX Television Festival, Queen Sugar producing director Lisa France joins us to discuss her work on Seasons 5 and 6 of the groundbreaking OWN series. Lisa shares what it was like to film in real time during the Covid pandemic, how the storylines were reflecting what was happening in real life, and how they adapted…
 
Home Before Dark creator and executive producer Dana Fox and star Brooklynn Prince tease Season 2 of the series and some of the new challenges Hilde faces as she takes on a new mystery. Home Before Dark Season 1 is available now on Apple TV Plus, and Season 2 premieres June 11. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Foll…
 
Joining us this episode are Dickinson Season 2 costume designer Jennifer Moeller, hair department head Suzy Mazzarese-Allison, and makeup department head Ande Yung. In it, we discuss bringing showrunner Alena Smith’s vision to life, and the ways the team was able to show character growth through costumes, hair and makeup — especially with Anna Bary…
 
Kether Donohue chats about playing Gillian on Adult Swim's animated series, Birdgirl, and how her improv skills helped her land the role. We also touch on portrayals of mental health on both Birdgirl and her previous series, You’re the Worst. (DISCLAIMER … we had some technical issues with the connection while recording so you may hear inconsistenc…
 
Catherine Winder is the CEO and Executive Producer at Wind Sun Sky Entertainment. She stops by the podcast to discuss her work on animated series like Invincible and The Clone Wars, collaborating with Robert Kirkman and George Lucas, and the job at Disney that launched her career in the industry. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher |…
 
New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong joins us to discuss her latest book, When Women Invented Television, which shares the stories of four trailblazers in the TV biz. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube…
 
Cinematographer Carissa Dorson stops by to discuss her work on Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh, a sketch comedy special that was released on Peacock last year. We also talked about her film school experience, working with College Humor at the start of her career, and her horror feature project, Darkness in Tenement 45. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Go…
 
Producer and director Celia Jaspers joins us to chat about her work on House Hunters International and her recent short film projects, Homeschool and Milk. We also discuss Celia’s start in the industry while still in high school, and the film and TV industry in New Zealand where she is based. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS…
 
Costume designer Allisa Swanson joins us to talk about her career, including work on Firefly Lane where she created looks for three different decades. She also tells us about her first job in the industry, and touches on some of her other projects, including The 100, Another Life, and Turner and Hooch. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stit…
 
Cherie Johnson stops by to chat about the Punky Brewster reboot, streaming on Peacock TV in the US, and airing on W Network and STACKTV in Canada. In the minisode, Cherie discusses where we find her character when the story resumes, and how the show continues to inspire people to embrace their "Punky Power." Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play …
 
Pretty Hard Cases stars Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is the New Black), and co-creator/executive producer Sherry White join us for a minisode to talk about their new CBC dramedy. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube…
 
Multi-hyphenate Jennifer Whalen joins us to discuss her work on groundbreaking sketch comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show, her start in the industry, and writing for upcoming buddy detective show, Lady Dicks. The fifth and final season of Baroness von Sketch Show is airing now on CBC and CBC Gem in Canada, and on IFC in the US. Subscribe: Apple …
 
In the first Fem TV special of Season 4, Melissa chats with some of the cast and creatives of The Spanish Princess. First up is creator and showrunner Emma Frost along with showrunner Matthew Graham. Next we have Laura Carmichael (Maggie Pole) and Georgie Henley (Meg/Queen Margaret of Scotland). And finally is Charlotte Hope (Catherine of Aragon). …
 
Actor and writer Jessica Marie Garcia joins us for the Season 4 premiere of Fem TV. In this conversation, we discuss her early days as an actor, moving to Los Angeles, her groundbreaking role as Jasmine Flores in Netflix's On My Block, and more. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | …
 
Singer, songwriter, actor and executive producer Jann Arden joins us for the Season 3 finale of Fem TV! In our conversation, we discuss her hit series, Jann, the hilarious smackdown with Sarah McLachlan in her Season 2 premiere, upcoming storylines, and embracing failure as much as you celebrate success. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | St…
 
Emmy-winning production designer Amy Williams has created everything from smoky comedy clubs for HBO’s Crashing to weddings in the Italian countryside for Master of None. In this episode, we chat about her recent projects: the Netflix film, Tigertail, and the Apple TV Plus series, Little America. She also looks back at working with Pete Holmes and …
 
The Baby-Sitters Club's Sophie Grace joins Melissa to chat about starring as Kristy Thomas on the Netflix series. She also shares stories about the casting process, working with her TV mom, Alicia Silverstone, and how sometimes all you need on set is an impromptu dance party with your friends. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RS…
 
Ghost BFF star Kaniehtiio Horn (Letterkenny) and creator/executive producer/star Vanessa Matsui (Shadowhunters) join Melissa to chat about Season 2 of their hit web series, the importance of BIPOC representation on screen, and depictions of mental health on TV. Ghost BFF Season 1 and Season 2 are available now on Kinda TV. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts…
 
In a Fem TV special, the stars of P-Valley -- Brandee Evans, Shannon Thornton and Elarica Johnson -- join Melissa to discuss their groundbreaking new series. P-Valley premieres on Starz in the US and Crave in Canada this Sunday, July 12. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagra…
 
Actor Malia Baker joins us to chat about playing Mary Anne Spier on Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club, based on the beloved best-selling books. She shares her beginnings in the industry, the casting process, and how she plans to use her new platform to promote the causes she is passionate about. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RS…
 
Days of Our Lives actor Victoria Konefal joins us this episode to discuss her role as Ciara Brady on the long-running daytime drama. We also get into her beginnings in the industry, and how working on a soap opera is unlike any other job in TV. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | I…
 
Actor and activist Nicole Maines joins us to discuss her role as Nia Nal/Dreamer on Supergirl, the first transgender superhero on TV. The Supergirl Season 5 finale airs this Sunday, May 17 on The CW in the US, and on Showcase and STACKTV in Canada. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook…
 
Actor Bria Henderson joins us to talk about her debut role on Mrs. America, a limited series about the Equal Rights Amendment Movement in the 1970s. In it, she plays Margaret Sloan, the poet and activist who was also one Ms Magazine's first editors. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Faceboo…
 
In this episode, New Amsterdam co-executive producer Y. Shireen Razack joins us to chat about her work on the hit medical drama. We also discuss her path into the TV industry, previous work on genre series like Shadowhunters and Haven, and the ways that she helps foster up and coming TV writers. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | …
 
Amy Segal joins us to discuss her work as director and executive producer on Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell. Catch the special following the series finale of Schitt's Creek on Tuesday, April 7th. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Contact + Follow: Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube…
 
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